Why register?

make an anime and manga list, and more! all free!

Theme

Death Note

Death Note main image more screenshots
Avg
4.523 out of 5 from 62,148 votes
Rank #39
recommendations

Synopsis:

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

my list:

not rated
add recs

related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Death Note Rewrite: The Visualizing God TV Special 2007 Recap
Death Note Rewrite 2: L's Successors TV Special 2008 Recap

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Death Note 2004 Original Manga
Death Note (Pilot) 2006 Original
Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases (Light Novel) 2006 TBD
Death Note Special 2007 Same Franchise
Death Note: L Change the World (Light Novel) 2008 TBD
Name Role
Masaru KITAO Character Design
Tetsuro ARAKI Director
Yoshihisa HIRANO Music
Hideki TANIUCHI Music
Tsugumi OHBA Original Manga Creator
Masao MARUYAMA Producer
Manabu TAMURA Producer
Toshio NAKATANI Producer

Love it? Hate it?



Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Death Note sothis 5.8/10 Nov 22, 2009
Death Note Sheex 9/10 Jul 12, 2007

Community Reviews

You must be a registered user to add reviews. Login or sign up today!

Title Author Score Date
Death Note Slayare 9.8/10 Apr 23, 2014
Death Note Rifunger 7.5/10 Mar 31, 2014
Death Note ParaParaJMo 9/10 Mar 13, 2014
List Title Username Entries Date
Top 10 InkedTitania 10 Apr 24, 2014
My Top 5 animelist Whin 5 Apr 24, 2014
Important Anime Th3Laugh1ngMan 29 Apr 23, 2014
SeanMims rated the Death Note anime 3.5/5 stars
SeanMims watched Death Note at 37 of 37 episodes
shadowbane watched Death Note at 37 of 37 episodes
aeng89 watched Death Note at 37 of 37 episodes
okomura29 rated the Death Note anime 5/5 stars

Recommendations if you like Death Note

0 filtered - clear filters

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

my list:

not rated
I agree...
266 people agree
BelYaun

If you liked the manipulation skills Lelouch had you will like the way Light acts to get what he wants. Both series have very strong main characters. The intelligence of the characters makes them seem godlike in the face of adversity but like Lelouch, Light also has his share of enemies.

madcastle

The main characters in Death Note and Code Geass are really smart and godlike. They know what they want and how to get it. The enemies they face are really tough and intelligent, which makes both stories really interesting.

johnnyd

Both Death Note and Code Geass have a similar lead character and a great story. They are two intense series about the main character's rise and search for power, although under completely different circumstances.

AnimeUnrivaled

At first glance there seems to be little that ties Death Note, an intense psychological thriller, to Code Geass, a mecha anime with 1984/Big Brother themes. Upon further inspection, however, one sees similarly inspired protagonists with new power thrust upon them. Each quickly decides to use his newly found power to better the world. While Death Note is more intellectual and complicated, both anime take pleasure in spotlighting mindgames between secret opponents while questioning the main characters' ends-justify-the-means approach to ethics.

MrsickVisionz

Both shows feature a main character who uses his high intelligence to create intricate plans to accomplish his goals and defeat his rivals (who often are just as intelligent and have their own plans).  Both main characters straddle the line of good and evil for the sake of justice, and have no qualms or hesitations about sending people to their deaths in order to further their goals.  Code Geass has far more action but I'd say that Death Note has more violence and mean-spiritedness.

Bedwyr

What links Death Note and Code Geass are the main characters - Light and Lelouch. They are masterminds with extraordinary powers, which they're using to make their dream of a better world to come true. Although, CG is more of a fast-paced action series, compared to the detective nature of DN.

Sheex

Code Geass follows a similar path to Death Note with its focus on an ambiguous sense of justice.  There's also semblances of the logical framework, but they're not implimented nearly as well.  It has its own unique flavor but touches on many of the same topics.

mexigogen

Death Note and Code Geass are both about dark anti-heroes who live by the saying: the ends will justify the means. Character-wise, they are strikingly close. They both have twisted friendships between really similar people who for one reason or an other end up as enemies.

Aganoth

Code Geass and Death Note are both born of the same breed. Their main characters are super-geniuses who rely on strategy and deduction along with a special power (only one in either anime) in order to try and change the world.

Both toy with what's really right and what's wrong, where the lines of morality lie, and show just how quickly strength can crumble (many times over, in fact.)

venin

Code Geass and Death Note both are similar when it comes to the main characters. They believe in themselves above all else. They challenge the world that doesn't comply with their visions and their dreams, and both gain power in supernatural way that allows them to fight what they see as unjust. Both, as well, have tactical traits and skills which makes them leaders.

Grv

Both Death Note and Code Geass follow the life of a boy genius in his quest to change the world. Truly suspenseful drama, brilliant plot twists and pure intelligence liken these 2 series.

HostClubOtaku

If you liked Code Geass I would highly recomend Death Note and vice versa. Both shows feature quite a bit more intellectual sparring than your typical shounen anime, and both main characters have very similar personalities (thery're closer to being the antagonist than the protagonist) and abilities (ridiculously powerful but with prominent weaknesses). Also the main concept of 'changing the world' is present in both of these anime. And if that's not enough for you they are both filled with action and a twisted plot that will keep you wondering what will happen next.

sayuri

The main parallel that can be drawn with Death Note and Code Geass is with the protagonists. Already having a clear ideal world in mind, and a matching strong desire to create that world, both male students are by chance given an inhuman power. Both taking on fake identities for the public, they use these powers to take control and carry out their plans in an intelligent, calculated way. I even get the same uneasy chill up my spine when either of them smile about things going their way.

Aenri

Code Geass and Death Note have similar main characters. Their world is split in two, and they have two faces - one which they show to the world and one for themselves. They want to accomplish some big goal. If you liked one, you will like the other.

dr4g00n

Death Note and Code Geass have a great and mysterious plot which is their key feature. Every time you get an answer for something, a few more new ones are born. This keeps you intensely wondering what will happen next, but can also be considered a drawback since I personally broke my chair when I saw Code Geass' last episode. If you like unforeseen events you will love these and hate these at the same time. If you think that's not possible just watch them!

Cornebus

I found the main plot of Code Geass and Death Note to be really similar. The world isn't divided into bad and good people like most anime; it's really complex and difficult to understand because former friends may be enemies and the main characters become somewhat paranoid (and I even became paranoid at some points). The protagonists (or antagonists) are given a power that can change the face of the world completely. They have similar character attributes (they're both geniuses) and ways of thinking.

The stories really captivated me because of the good animation and character designs. Another good point is that there are not a lot of characters so the stories are easy to follow.

Likethat

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Death Note are very alike yet are far from it at the same time. They are both about an extremely clever boy who receives a special gift (or power, so to say) which he tries to turn the world in to a better place with; though both of their methods can be questionable, their true intension is a better world for all.. Both Lelouch (Code Geass) and Light (Death Note) are slowly consumed by their own power and sacrifices must be made to make the world a better place. These are two very well thought through anime. If you like one I would definitely recommend the other.

Cetonis

Code Geass and Death Note are both stories built around a mastermind sort of character who, when granted a special power, takes it upon himself to improve the world despite causing many deaths in the process. Both anime are centered around this moral dilemma of ends vs. means, as well as the descent of the central characters as they become increasingly drunk on their own power. Having aired at the same time, these two series are pretty much siblings - if you enjoyed one, by all means check out the other.

CuthienSilmeriel

Both revolve around a highly intelligent young male who happens to possess a unique and deadly power almost by pure chance. Both Lelouch and Light seek to change the world in which they live for the better and use their power and intelligence to do so, countering resistance to their extreme methods with battles of wit. Both anime hover around a gray area, rather than being clear cut as to who is right and who is wrong. It is left to the watcher to decide which side to support and both sides have valid arguments to justify their actions. These anime are good at making you think, though Code Geass has more action in it than Death Note.

SurrealWraith

Death Note and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion are similar in many aspects. What drew me to them was the strategy implemented by the main characters in each. If you like anime in which the division between good and evil is not too clear, both of these are good choices.

SatoshiJiro

Both Death Note and Geass portray what it means to acquire power, and the ability to control it; the consequences brought about by wielding it as such, and the sacrifices which have to be made in order to achieve one's selfish desires.

While the stories are completely different, both will have you on the edge of your seat in suspense. Whether you're trying to peek around the corner to anticipate the next series of events, or simply enthralling yourself within the complex minds of the many unique characters, you will most definitely find something to enjoy about these anime titles.

Xennon

In Death Note and Code Geass, you are faced with their main characters wanting to end all wars and evil in order to create a peaceful existence for the good and pure. Both of these characters face tough challenges, enemies, and even close friends who oppose their visions of a perfect world and their means of how they achieve it.

aliencommander

If you liked the intelligent thoughts in ether Death Note or Code Geass, or if you liked Light's or Lelouch's personality, you will love the other.

ShikiTohno

They are both similar in many ways, such as the similarity between Lelouch and Light. The characters are trying to change their world using their sense of 'justice'; Light with the Death Note and Lelouch with the Geass, both with intelligence and cunning.

xiscoolerthanyou

If you like either of these series check out the other. Death Note and Code Geass go deeper than the average anime to make you think about your own values and ask you what you'd do in situations where both sides can be right. Both protagonists are also different from the average, as both are fighting against established society. The shows are both serious and more mature than your average anime.

YPaladin

The main characters in Code Geass and Death Note are morally complex, with dazzling intellects that will leave you quite impressed. If you enjoy watching a morally gray protagonist on a quest to achieve a dream by any means necessary, you won't be disappointed.

Kuratsu

Like "smart" anime? Then you'd like both Code Geass and Death Note.

jholovacs

Death Note and Geass have you questioning whether or not to root for the bad guy. The protagonist is doing something inherently wrong, for what seemed to be a good reason at the beginning before snowballing out of control. Death Note is more of a psychological suspense anime that sucks you in with significantly more inner monologues; there are no secrets about the protagonist's mindset. Lelouch is more of a drama that you can disassociate yourself from, where you can infer the qualities of his character by his actions and brief glimpses into a troubled past.

I think it's only fair to say I had a difficult time relating to either of the lead characters, but drama was kept high throughout both series. Be warned: both of these anime have significant amounts of gratuitous (and often senseless) violence.

Aksan

Both Code Geass and Death Note involve the use of cunning and strategy to achieve goals rather than brawn. However, to achieve these goals, the protagonists may have to lose some of their humanity in the process. The themes are similar, and people who enjoy one usually enjoy the other.

henki8

Both series are quite alike, when it comes to the plot of a young man who wishes to change the wolrd in his view and gains a gift to do just that. They both have a clear goal and will do any thing, and kill anyone, even they own family to make they own wold with them as gods. They are very much alike, so if you loved one you will sure love the other as well.

saerenna

Both series have a main character who claims to be the bringer of justice, but their methods leave the viewer wondering whether their ideas are truly 'right' or not. Also, there is the supernatural element, where both main characters posess a kind of inhuman power that allows them to become the deciders of justice in the world.

Sevoth

The two series have very similar stories: a genius is given a supernatural power and decides to use it to change the world for the better. However, their methods are of questionable morality, and both the cast and the fans are divided into "for" and "against".

remoneko

The main character in both series have the great minds that come up with the genuis strategies. They both have a "double-life" as a student or "the friend of justice". Raito and Lelouch both wants to bring "peace" and justice to the world. However, they both do so by using very violet means and may be not considered to be "justice" by some people.

Animati0n

Both of the animes are quite alike, both of the main characters (lelouch and light) are trying to change something really huge that even an army couldn't handle.

Both of them are really intelligent and you'll see wonderful moves from both animes based on human psychology.

you really get suprised over how smart they really are, it's inhuman

for the more simply minded person I'll say this: do you like candy? If you do, these animes are your favorites

himurakenshin

A debatably good, debatably evil utilitarian main character who wants to create a new world coming into possession of a mysterious power and testing it to excess using it in tandem with their already extraordinary intelligence to exploit to it's fullest utility in realizing their goal? Yup, these shows are that similar. The primary difference is the serious, dark, sober (Monster-like) tone and color scheme of Death Note versus the shiny, exaggerated (Gundam Seed-like) mech fighting style of Geass. Also the primary character interactions in Death Note are rivalries and deceptions. Geass is more of the same, but with a few romances as well.

TheGiftedMonkey

Lelouch and Light both follow their own sense of justice. Both armed with a supernatural ability and unparallel intelligence, they set out to right the world. Anti-heros are becoming more and more popular and for good reason, they are badass!

cbb692

In Death Note, you have Light, who, through a supernatural being, obtains something, the Notebook, that helps him take over the world in a twisted way. He has someone, L, who is both close to him and is trying to kill his alternate identity, Kira. In Code Geass, you have Lelouch, who, through CC, obtains the Geass. He uses this so that he can kill his father. Suzaku has known Lelouch for a long time, but is trying to kill, Zero, Lelouch's "nickname". These two are virtually parallel in plot, character traits, ect.

Bdiah

I find Code Geass and Death Note to be series of the same vein, perhaps made to compete with each other in late 2006, early 2007.

While Code Geass focuses more on action and mecha battles, and Death Note on criminal intrigue, both series are fundamentally about a mildly sinister protaginist matching wits with an antagonist of equal reasoning ability.

Izumi

You liked the thrill brought to you by Death Note? You are still dreaming it? Try this! New generation detective and action mixture that will make you forget even your beloved Death Note!

SniperX

I belive the reason why I love Death Note was the main character of Mastermind, that work on his plan in every detail and It alwasy work as he predict. Style of Code Geass is difrent, its other story, with Mechs and future wars but one thing remainds me Death Note, the felling when you watch as Zero's plan worked perfectly, its remainds me of feeling when Kira finaly explained his plan.

If you enjoyed that moments as I do, you will find Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion very similar in those experiances.

crzymn246

There have been many parallels between the two anime, but both Death Note and Code Geass have seriously genius characters, though Light is more intelligent psychology-wise, whereas Lelouch is more of a master-strategist. Either way, their incredible exploits, which I will not mention due to spoilers, will leave you gaping and saying "holy crap that was incredibly brilliant!". At least it did for me.

Code Geass has a little bit more to offer comedy-wise, though Death Note has funnier eccentric character habits. Like L continuously eating sweets. Though, I must admit that the "epic writing" in Death note was simultaneously compelling and hilarious. I mean, they really know how to glorify writing people's names in a book.

Code Geass has some silly moments, but really, just like Death Note, is an awesome mind-f**k. Both are basically like being hit by a train-wreck from behind. Not only driven by LSD-inhibited monkeys, but completely unexpected. Things are going all dandy and fine, then WHAM! Roadkill. Body parts everywhere, the nearest hospital one hundred miles away.

Arehz

Light has a dark dream. He is a genius that was given a power to make that happen. Lelouch is similar to Light. They both have that genius that they make the most of. They both strive to conquer the world and make the most of their power.

thariinye

Code Geass has been described as 'Death Note with giant robots,' and the description does kind of fit the bill. Both of these series star 'villain' protagonists, brilliant youths whose genius combined with a usually distorted sense of morality gets an outlet for their frustrations about the world by a supernatural power with clearly delineated and internally consistent rules. But while Death Note becomes more of a mystery and detective thriller with an epic battle of wits, Code Geass chose a more geopolitical route that required teenagers on the battlefield; that meant giant robots. Code Geass takes the core of Death Note and adds real robot series tropes, and the tropes remarkably add to its awesomeness.

liljb15

There's a reason why this is such a common reccomendation. Even though the setting couldn't be more different, both storylines is about someone with an incredibly high IQ coming across a new power and using it to make their vision of a "better" world. Both of them also has an "Ends justifie the means" view because both characters commit acts that some would call evil throughout both series you'll find yourself wondering if its all actually worth it.

jurexplay

Both anime are recently discovered gems. I mean it. They are kept in dark and gloomy atmosphere with almost none comedic relief. The main characters are very intelligent and they use their newly accuired powers to change the world. Plot in both series is insanely addicting and when you start watching you just can't stop. I'm sure that both of these anime will be held in few years as highly as NGE is held now.

charliechan

If you like like shows with a battle of brains, interresting people and good plots then thsese two are worth watching as both have everything above as well some action.

Temiko

Code Geass and Death Note both have a similarly styled main character: smart, determined, longing to create a better world, and then granted a power to do so. In the case of Lelouch - Geass, the power to give an absolute command to another person, in the case of Light - the death note, the power to kill a person who's real name and face you know.

Both animes will keep you in suspense as the main character puts their plans into play whilst avoiding capture, with plot twists throughout the series. Once you starting watching these, you won't want to stop until you finish them.

mashmash20

In both seiries, the main characters are anti-heors who are trying to overthrough society and change the world into their idea of "better". Each one uses mysterious powers theyve obtained and show incredible stargetic planning to manipulate everyone they need to.

mklight333

Both anime series deal with the theme of justice. The main protagonist, Yagami Light of Death Note believes that ridding the world of criminals by killing them is justice while Lelouch Lamperouge of Code Geass believes that justice is destroying the evil Holy Empire of Britannia even if he has to get his hands dirty. Are these characters doing the right thing? Is killing justified with justice?

SzC

Both Light and Lelouch are sharing the desire to repair the rotten world. Abnormal power given to them by an mysterious individual (Ryuk / C.C.) is allowing them to fulfill it.

veqtor

Both series are about intelligent revolutionaries who want to change the world into a better place and both protagonists employ means of doing so which could be questioned.

Both series are also filled drama and suspense, betrayal and super-powers, handed to the protagonists.

UltimaParadox

I think that Code Geass is very simliar to Death Note. While a lot of people might throw Code Geass to the side as another mecha anime it has a lot of the simliar qualities that made Death Note such a hit. Both main characters come across a unique power that drives them to rule the world. Also, they both share the idea that good strategy pays off in the end. Death Note and Code Geass are both more about playing mind games rather than straight action, which makes them so enjoyable to watch

kianbung

Both series have the same concept - a youth with a vision of their 'perfect world' stumbles upon a supernatural power and embarks on their quest to realise their 'perfect world'. In the process towards the realisation of their vision, they face many moral dilemmas which force us to question - 'is it really worth it?'.

Death Note is set in a more contemporary era, while Code Geass is set in a fictional near future - and Geass definitely has much more action sequences than Death Note. Even so, the main highlight of the series would be the ways the main character in both series manipulate and sway people to realise his goals.

Watch one and liked it? You definitely have to watch the other.

Migandas

Lelouch Lamperouge and Yagami Light share some characteristics. They both want too change the world at all cost. Not a single death is too much for them. Although there are no Mecha's in Death Note, and no Shinigami's in Code Geass, I am sure that if you liked the one, you will like the other, so jump into the lives of these Anti-Heroes, and see what they will do for their goals!

Liivatesukka

Well, basically the same plot and characters. The art is a lot more cartoonish, but still quite nice. It's not as good as DN, but if you liked DN, you'll probably like this too ^-^

GosoxJ

Both series feature characters who aquire bizzare powers (Lite the Death Note and Lelouche the Geass) and take it upon themselves to use those powers to make the world a better place but are subject to heavy oposition. Both Lite and Lelouche are incredibly smart and must act carefully, fulfilling their objectives while also avoiding being caught. Both series feature engaging plotlines as Lite struggles to remain one step agead to become the god of a bright and ideal world, Lelouche struggles to increase his influence and power to that which he can destroy Britannia. If you enjoyed one, your sure to enjoy the other.

SanjiWatsuki

Essentially, Code Geass felt like Death Note-lite in the beginning. Both involve very intelligent, crafty protagnoists.

Adam

The similarities are ridiculous. Genius kids using their new god-like powers in order to change the world. The Mecha in Code Geass severely contrasts with Death Note's complete lack of action, but the only reason not to watch Code Geass is if you hate DN or Mecha.

Death Note is more thought provoking and entertaining, Code Greass is definitely something DN fans should pick up. If you enjoyed Code Geass but haven't seen Death Note, watch it NOW!

userdan

I think it's quite clear why one should like this anime if he likes the other.

They share many a similarity, maily introduced through the struggeling of the main characters.

Both working towards a goal they see as just, ut at times appear anti-heroic, both have at least four special trait only a selected few have: Intelligence, Determination, Charisma, and last, but not least, a power given to them, almost by chance.

Both animes deal with the corruptedness of the modern world, even through Code Geass doesn't state it openly.

I believe that's more than enough reason to associate these two series.

apursansar

Death Note and Code Geass focuss on a young genius who gets equipped with supernatural powers which normal humans are incapable to comprehend. Yagami Raitu and Lelouch Lamperouge both decide to chance the world according to their personal sense of justice, but they have to face an equally powerfull adversary who represents the disputable establishment. While Yagamis egoism only allows him fight using others as marionettes, Lelouch soon forms a revolutionary group based on confidence and mutual dependence. Either series contains scenes of great tension, psychological insight and twists, but their most considerable accomplishment may be the demonstration of ambivalance between good and evil.

freakzilla

Code Geass and Death Note go hand in hand. Both are righfully hyped up, which is a great thing as it makes a lot of fans discover an entirely new genre!

If you like one it's unavoidable to not like the other one. Both have the tactical mind games and a similar plot: a supernatural power falling into the lap of a high school student that wants to make the world better for everyone but losing his own purity while purifying the world.

While both work it out differently, since they are so similar it might be best to not watch these two anime back-to-back. But even despite those similarities i definitely recommend seeing both!

shoahunter

I absolutely recommend Death Note if you liked watching Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and vice versa. Two great things about these two shows are. One is they have similar characters. Both have an anti-hero protagonist who wants to reform the word, and the antagonist who stands for justice. What is great about this is that you will be arguing with yourself and everyone else around which side to root for. The second is that the shows' stories and setting are different; and variety is important. Although the sheer amount of recommendations should convince you to watch. If you yet to be convinced please give one a try if you liked the other.

SaiAkuto

Both series are about a genius human beings who try to change the world inta a better place. The way they act is really suprising and shows how brilliant their minds are.

Don2000105

The Supernatural Aspects, and the slightly dark sides to both, Death Note, and Code Geass are very simalar.

I Personally LOVE Code geass, and death note is a close 2nd or 3rd place.

Merryberry

If your the type of person who enjoys watching an anime from the other side both Code Geass and Death Note happily fill that. Both are exceptionally well made and follow the anti-hero, Light in Death Note and Zero in Code Geass, each having their own agendas to change the way of the world through somewhat questionable methods. Both are brilliant mind games and works with outsmarting the enemy. Well worth watching the other if you liked one.

Warlucith

Both series have SHOCKINGLY similar main characters. Each of them are smart with a very good ability to plan ahaid, yet with a dark side as well. Each series also has similar dark undertones. It's hard to think of any other anime with the level of intensity that these two thrillers bring to the table.

LunaBunni

I realized the similarities between the two series almost at once. Both series follow extremely intelligent (as well as handsome) young men who are given a special power to carry out their visions for the world they live in. Light (DN) and Lelouch (CG) share many personality traits as well. If you're crazy about Death Note, you'd love Code Geass!

Conjord2

They share the same sort of story on many levels, Lelouch and Light share the same sort of profile. Both are extremely intelligent, both aim to remake the world into a different, better place and both are hunted by the law.

The main difference is that Code Geass is has more action.

Paralyz3

Both anime's have a very bright main caracter, Lelouch and Light think things through before they make an act. Both focusses on the story, and therefore the storyline is very good. First thing what i thought after wathing some Code Geass, was how much Lelouch was like Light ^^

Lisk

Both series are about someone trying to stand for true justice, and to make the world into a better place, to make it into the world that they believe that it should be. Both characters believe that they have the solution to the world's problems, and the right to enforce that solution, without considering the consequences. Both Light and Lelouch are forced to realize these consequences as the story progresses, often to their own regret.

crawller

both is about fighting with your mind and intelligence. Lelouch and Light both wants to make a bettre world for everyone and dicides to make it happen. Both Kira and Lelouch have achieved a new power that will help them on the way. Light got the "Death Note" and Lelouch got the "Geass".

gigg44

Same kind of tactis and brillant story/script neverknow whats gona happen same like Death Note oh and it gets you hooked like Death Note

mebidtt13

Both series are about students that lives their normal lives. One day, they get a special power and decide to use that power to bring justice to the world. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.

BlubbTec

Both series center around a highly intelligent guy, who is granted a special power with which he can manipulate others, and who then tries to change the world, while he has to think ahead of his enemies.

Oehr

Both series have a intelligent calculating anti-hero as the protagonist, who tries to "save the world" while becoming completely crazy!

Logicfox

+1 ... IMO, Code G is missing an antagonist while Death Note is missing logic and needs a better main char. It seems to me that these could complement each other if the settings were not so far apart.

Raiton

Both of these Anime have a huge sense of intelligence to the storyline that is unrivaled in my oppinion by any other anime

Both boast highly intelectual character, as well as good vs evil in a stereotypical cat and mouse gam, as well as extreme suspense at the end of every episode making you more and more intreagued into the story and what will happen next.

Extreme excitement all the way to the end, and like any amazing anime has you begging for more when its all over.

Damaged

I have to say that if you liked one of these anime's you will probably really like the other. Both of the animes have a ton of plot twists and continuous "1 upping" of the protagonist and antagonist. The characters Kira and Lelouch are very similar in the fact that they are brilliant characters and really know how to play their cards. Both of these animes also have heavy plot points on "saving the world" but in the not so traditional sense of that saying. Also, if you like to think, both of these will keep you on the edge of your seat as you try to figure out how they are going to get themselves out of the bind that they just got into

Najaraja

Both Lelouch Lamperouge and Light Yagami are young men who may have the best intentions at heart at the beginning of their journey, however their methods are often cruel and cold making them both anti-heros, and in some cases villains.

Both Code Geass and Death Note have the characters engaging in intriguing battles of wit where it becomes a game of intellect rather than who has the most muscle.

Aryon984

Code Geass, at first glance is not "similar" to Death Note, but as you start watching them, you beign to see a resemblance.

Both story lines involve a character that lives an ordinary life, and one day has a life changing power thrust upon them. And as such, they attempt to use that power to better the world in a way they seem fit.

However, their methods may seem unorthodox, and as such are seen as antagonists in the show.

Also, the "mind games"within each show share similar aspects. Death Note, having the main character duke it out with one or more supposed protagonists in a game of intelligence, gives a feeling it's more about subterfuge of the mind. Whilst Code Geass, the main character is more up against the whole nation of the opposing country, mainly the varying nobles that appear throughout the series.

As conclusion, If you haven't watched either of these two shows, or have only watched one, then it is greatly recommended you watch the other

seraphim2000

Psychological aspects and mind-twisting moments are abundant in these anime, as two teens use their newly given powers to change the world and make it into what each one thinks of as better. The plot and struggles of the character hiding this power are fundamentally the same, giving both a very similar feel that can mess with your mind.

wizj619

The similiarities between these two animes are endless. Much like Light, Lelouch is given a very special power which he is determined to use to change the world. Though it does lack the dark atmosphere of Death Note, Lelouch is forced to use many clever traps and deceptions to keep his identity hidden as he uses his power to take over an Empire.

Ryokashi

Both series are about an ambitious character who somehow is granted the power to carry out their ambitions, leaving behind their past lives and moving towards what they consider a "greater good".

Cfos

Both anime are about a male main-character who tries to change the world by himself. The're both pretty smart and've got some sharp and powerful enemies, who try to stop their actions. The often strategic battles are the main point why this series are pretty exciting and you'll look forward to the next episode for sure.

Lelouch90

Both series are about longing for ruling the world and each side will do everything to their dream come true. Main charcters have similar personality and they are great at strategies. Also they both have god complex.

/*For mods only: Sorry for my bad English but I am from Poland :)*/

Barnacules

Both protagonists are Byronic heroes who use morally ambiguous methods to change the world. Death Note focuses more on intellectual and psychological warfare while Code Geass is about actual war and politics. If you liked one, you're bound to like the other. Also, both anime are extremely awesome.

KoRnish

Both series are about young, ambitious and very intelligent students, who get powers that allow them to take an attempt at changing the world. Also, both contains many plot twists and interesting storyline.

Even though Code Geass is more action oriented and have some sci-fi and comedy elements, if you liked one of those series, you'll probably also love the second one.

Johnnyflickan

Both the animes are about a smart, bored guy who get a power to change the world to a better place. They are both pretty dark and gives two sides of the coin, where nothing is really right or wrong.

Xephelion

Both Code Geass and Death Note revolve around a central character who recieves an unearthly power. In both series, Lelouch and Light attempt to change the world for the better using this power and both stories deal with the morals and consequences of their actions.

Saaka

Heros in both anime try to change world. They have special powers and are using them to manipulate and use people. Both try to think enemies moves before and be one step ahead of them. characters stay hidden, they even change names ... Kyra and Zero, Nobody knows who they are except few people.

animeaddiction101

Both of these awesome series are about a teenage boy who thinks he can change the world. With the help with some of their friends or fans they kill to create a new world. Both have a sense of justice and they both go through challenges to make their dreams come true. Talk about kill to protect.

Tomdiepstrap

 

Although Death Note and Code Geass are not based in the same kind of world, the plotlines are surprisingly similar. Both main characters are given a godly gift that gives them the power to control people to their advantage. They also use their power to try to change the world and make it a better place. The main characters are also similar in personality. Both main characters are bored with the world they live in, and when they receive their gifts they are quick to use them. They are also very intelligent and very good strategists. If you liked one, I can guarantee you will like the other.

Adonia

Too arrogant, too young, too smart... and with a power to revolutionize their world. What happens if you receive the power to control others... but that power is still limited?  Both Death Note and Geass have such protagonists... filled with ideals and powers but at the same time rendered powerless by limitations.  Feom beginning to end, both stories are a power struggle.

Sarge128

Both of these animes involve the main characters making extensive of their intelligence. In both a battle of wits ensues between the 2 main enemies. So if you like animes involve a lot of mental thinking and strategies, then either one of these is right for you.

KiraRin

Two very similar and yet very different shows that I think complement each other perfectly for the kind of viewer that loves something a little more mentally challenging.

Both shows look at the consequence of one of the "youth of today" getting almost godlike powers, that they use to shape the world into an ideal. Not all of the choices are nice, or ideal, but are more realistic than the perfect happy ending plaguing a lot of shows at the moment.

sabutaatti

The world is against them, something must be done. They seek justice by their own way and will get it - anyhow what it will cost.

They got genius minds and when they get little utility to help them, they are unstoppable. Of course there is people who don't like their actions....

Maincharacters resembles eachother: two school students who are masterminds, will get same kinded godlikepowers to kill and enslave people for their same kinded goal: to do the world better place of living.

aritentd

One thing that those anime have in common is the way viewers are introduced to the plot. It is a series of cliffhangers put together so seemless, that you are unable to see the blind spots. Although Code Geass has more action moments, they both share a rich amount of intellectual content, as questions raised by them are often very serious.

If you have enjoyed the "just one more" feeling watching either of these, don't hesitate and go for the other one.

fullmetalstrawberry

Both revolve around a brilliant boy with a special ability that he uses to change the world - both Light and Lelouch are malicious and will keep you entertained for hours.

ChaChan

if you liked death note, you might like Code geass too because the main character in both the series is standing ''alone'' in a fight agains the world. in code geass its the 3th world war but in death note its kira almost starting the 3th world war. both main character comes in contact whit supernatural things; Lelouch comes in contact whit C.C. who gives him the geass and in death note light comes in contact with Ryuk. a death good.

Darv

Both animes are based around a protoganist who gets a superhuman ability and uses that to fight their own personal battles with the world, thinking of themselves as superior.

Both also involve the intense use of (psychological) strategic thinking and both series use that as a main focus instead of the resulting action. You won't find pointless action scenes in either shows.

norco

The main character of each of these shows is amazingly similar. So if you liked Light you would also like Lelouch and vise versa.  Also there are not very many titles with the anti-hero genre, so these two fit perfectly together.

Kari5

The main characters of these shows are self proclaimed rulers or gods. They are both brilliant students who see the need for a huge change in the world, and secretly act upon this wish. Using charisma, intelligence, and wit they make clever plans and use people for their cause. Light and Lelouch are extremely similar.

Allelujah

Both shows dealt with the anti-hero thing, and no one in either show is truely evil. The main characters are considered villains to some and saviors to others. Both Lelouch and Light are ruled by their emotions (as anti-heroes usually are), and are extremely intelligent in their own way. They both also seem to have no real interest in women.

koukatsu

same general idea of a genius trying to change the world and make it better, a similar story with the same goals, but different roads to reach them, if you will.

krysinello

Both involve genious's, using their intellect to change the world for the better, using god like abilities as their weapon. They are similar because brains, not brawn are usually the major weapons used in advancing the plot and confrontations.

Tangelax

These two go very well together, while death note could be considered more "mature" than code geass they are both incredu=ibly similar, though the main character of death note being a little more inhinged than Lelouch.

Bessie

If you liked "Code Geass" you'd aslo like "Death Note" and vice versa. Both anime have very similar main characters, the boys who want to change the world. These guys are clever, they have an extraordinary powers and a great senses of justice.

Bleach09

In both stories the characters are trying to reform the world with their own hands and eventually gain recognition from the world.  Their actions also impacted the planet in many ways.

Choko

Both shows depict the world as an unjust place, where all wrongdoers are not punished. In addition, both protagonists (Lelouch and Light) take the task of bringing justice into their own hands, despite they might hurt themselves and those close to them.

EmpressMadara

Both anime talks about school students under disguise and they want to take over the world (mostly). Both anime have "gods" witch going everywhere where that studend goes. Both anime are smart, with a little humor in it.

Vrej

Both series are about an anti hero that gains a power that he uses for a good purpose that does not end well.

Both series seems to mysteriously make you root for the bad guy though...interesting.

JonnyAkster

Both main characters want to change the world by any means neccesary, in Death Note this happens by writing bad peopels names into a notebook, and then they die. For Code Geass, the main character can manipulate peopel to do whatever he wants if they lookinto his eye, and wants to use it to make a better world.

LLORAtheLLAMA

As I was watching Death Note I thought "Oh my goodness! This totally makes me think of Code Geass!"

Both main guys are very alike in the fact that they are so smart that they can do anything they set their mind to (and I do mean anything). They can also be called crazy for the things they do.

Both series also have that dark element to them but Death Note definitely has more of that.

ukato

Both of these shows are thought-provoking, "manipulative murder-mysteries" (in the wide sense of the word, since in Death Note they are just individual deaths whereas Code Geass are more about just manipulating people en mass and killing them for convience), where the main protagonist is an anti-hero, "gifted" (or should i say, cursed) with a beyond human power, with which he attempts to make the world a better place.

Unfortunately, the closer they strive towards the light, the further they step into the darkness... resulting in wonderfully intriguing storys which have left their mark on anime-history.

If you want one word to describe these shows, it can only be EPIC!

Jack14456

Death Note and Code Geass both follow a similar principle: High school student gets a strange power, in one case the Death Note and the other Geass, and try to change the world with it. Both weilders of the power have amazing thinking capabilities and are the most brilliant strategists of their world, knowing both themselves and everyone around them far too well because of their personal behavior.

alastor2

While the shows take place in very different world settings. The main characters attitudes are similiar as is the feel of the show. On top of that both shows are very good. Watch them both

Attari

Both anime shows have an interesting, intelligent and troubled main character, who desperately tries to accomplish his goals. Lelouch (Code Geass) and Yagami Light (Death Note) encounters many different worthy enemies. Also, both anime series have a lot of twists and turns, which makes the show very interesting and unexpected.

canonrocker

Code Geass and Death Note have many same facts. One is breaking the rules of God and the main characters aimed tho become God themselves. Tha two animes are also like a DEATH game. You lose you die but when you win you will rule. Watching every single minute of the two causethey are hard to understand if you miss one moment in the two series. enjoy ^^ 

Bees

If you like Code Geass, you will probably like Deat Note as well, 'cos they both have same sort of main charachter, who manipulates people arounf him with some sort of special power.

SherlockDotNet

Both Code Geass and Death Note present two factions and their leaders fight for their own definition of the "greater good". In both, there is a single, extraordinary and hidden power that shifts the balance. There's no typical "evil side", as both have their reason for fighting. The relationship between the opposants makes the battle personal.

Fighting for different definitions of the "greater good" is what defines both of these series, both excellent. Code Geass is more oriented toward action, as Death Note concentrates more on the strategies, but in both case both strategy and secrecy are proeminent. Both recommended.

Omurqi

What would happen if a high-schooler with strong ideals was to recieve a power that could change the world? Both shows follow an incredibly smart main character with such power in their quest to reach their ideals, and they won't let anything get in their way to do so. These two shows can best be described as "battle of wits" anime, where the main character is constantly playing mind games with his enemies and often comes up with brilliant stragegies.

These shows are, at their core, two of the same kind, only in a different cover.

TheOmnipotentLemur

Adding another rec to this pile seems a little redundant, but these two series really do match ridiculously well. Both include a well intentioned extremist who comes across a super power and decides to use it to change the world.

Abusive

Both animes are about people who possess special power, and who want to use that power to achieve their goals, which is making the world a better place to live in.

LovelyWickedDescet

Each tells a story about a person that gains a power and wishes to us this new founds power to help change the world they see as un just. Using brilliant stratigies to help them along with their plans and associats that others do not know about (or in Ryuks case can't see.). Each of the chacter's acts impacts the world in more ways then one. (and not for the better I might add.). If you liked one then you may like Death the other as well.

Annihilation

Both Light from Death Note and Lelouch from Code Geass have great intellect with two great ways of taking over the world. Both fast paced and suspenseful with a handful of jaw dropping twists.

sothis

I don't think there's a better rec for Death Note or Geass than the other - both star brilliant anti-heroes who engage in psychological warfare with the rest of the world, for the sake of rebuilding it to be 'better'.

YouAreOuttaMy5

The main reason why Code Geass and Death Note are compared so often is Light's uncanny resemblance to Geass's Lelouch. Both gain an ability by accident(or by fate if you want to call it that) that can change the world. Both are very intelligent, witted, manipulative, and have a twisted sense of justice that they attempt to justify. The main difference is that Code Geass has mechs and is a bit more colorful while in Death Note, Light is a bit more clever and emotional.(The cleverness factor is up for debate, as many people will argue that Lelouch is more clever than Light) Another important key difference is that while Light is a more overall emotional character, he has almost no emotional attachment whatsoever to any other human.(His father was minimal and ultimately just a pawn in his game) Lelouch, is just as manipulative as Light, but does show a bit more of a charasmatic nature and his unconditional love towards his sister in the beginning of the show illustrates that perfectly.

Another bonus of Code Geass is that it's ending and second season is MUCH better and well done then Death Note's.

Overall, If you like Death Note, then you are almost SURE to enjoy Code Geass. Geass has a bit more humor and action, may not be AS psychological, but it's pretty damn close.

eaper

Both of these series have a very strong physiological approach to them with very intricate plots and well thought out plans. Also, in both of them, the main character is given a new power and a chance to change the world they live in.

cotsiost

you would definitely like this one as well as it involves a main character who thinks steps ahead and it is really good

brenda310

both anime showed the main character as an intelligent and rude/strong person who is able to think and act fast in a difficult scene or situation if you like one you will love the other one...!

KittyEmperor

Both animes feature a main character who is willing to do evil deeds in order to bring about change within the world.  While in Death Note Light at times takes on a more insane personality, Lelouch for the most part stays somewhat sane though with an uncanny ability to switch between personalities very quickly.  Both animes feature characters who aren't the everyday hero who may have some intelligence but are rely on somekind of physical strength Light and Lelouch rely more on their brains than anything else.

deaztr

Well, the main reason would be that both Light Yagami (Death Note) and Lelouch (Code Geass) wants to change the world to something better. Both of them obtains some kind of superpower that allows them to make a difference. So I would really recommend watching both. If you've seen one, then watch the other one.

Reiner

These two animes are similiar in the thing i love the most. Young inteligent guy will obtain some kind of power, and he balance at "good vs evil" border, that you dont know which side you want to win. Both these animes throw you into confusion like "Who is good and who is evil ?". 

StardustAngel

These 2 series are a lot alike. Lelouch and Light both find an amazing power, have kinda the same goal, they are both geniuses. The main difference is that while Death Note refers to the current world, Code Geass takes place in the future. In my opinion, Code Geass is just as amazing as Death Note! P.S. I recommend watching Death Note, and then Code Geass, though it doesn't really matter...

lordjoppiesaus

Code Geass and Death Note actually look a lot like each other and they are both awesome. the story line basic is almost the same but in an other way they are totally different. i recommend you guys to watch both of them and have a lot of fun;)

starlightknight

Both Code Geass and Death note feature main characters who are genius masterminds. In both series, the events focus how the main characters use their intelligence to manipulate the storyline and others involved.

Both of the main characters originally intend to use their powers to make the world a better place in their own way; however, neither characters' plan goes the way they expected. In both series there are elements of tragedy that arise from the use of the powers, and both characters' power ultimately leads to their own downfall. Both characters also act in secret and hide their identities throughout the series.

The core elements of Code Geass and Death Note are extremely similar; if you liked one series you are almost sure to like the other.

Lair

Both Death Note and Code Geass have a similar main character. Both are anti-hero archetype and are striving for world domination (sorta). Both characters also have a secret power that they use for their deeds.

ch0p5tixmast3r

Code Geass and Death Note have similar main characters that are somewhat of an "anti-hero" type. They use intellect to change the world to their ideals and understand that it comes at a high cost sometimes.

LancerFIN

Death Note and Code Geass starts out almost identically. Both Lelouch and Light have big ideals how to make world better place and are granted with powers to make their ideals true. The series are very different from each other but the aspect that made them good is same; two master minds fighting against bigger enemy. If you like Code Geass or Death Note you'll like the another too.

Zargon

Well the complex is very similar the way of fighting is in both Anime's by the mind and mostly all fights are decided by the mind alone.

kieiPL

I would recommend code geass to any one who like death note but only if you liked the idea of Death note that there is a very inteligent student who plans to destroy the government and rule the world on his own. I say this because both the series have a totally different setting but the one thing they have in common is the protagoinst

miracleman

Code Geass and Death Note are the only two animes that I didnt want to watch, but instead, I HAD to watch them.

DN and CG both had only limited runs, they knew the story line and cut themselves off without dragging the story on too far. Both take a serious look at what a person might do when presented with extraordinary power.

I love both of these series because they naturally insert the typical Japanese anime humour, but dont allow it to control/ruin the entire show. The serious elements of the show make them fantastic.

yarow12

Both shows have their mental twists that make the viewer say, "I can't believe what he's become."

Nushid

Death Note and Code Geass are almost a twins. Both characters, Lelouch and Raito are very intelligent people who got a chance to change the world.

They rule, cheat, trick and manipulate a lot of people, even closest family to aquire their goal. They're ready to spare people lifes either.They both loose control of everything and fall down.

However, action in Code Geass happens in whole world, it have nice battles and more 'emotional'.

gretzky99

If you enjoyed Code Geass or Death Note, I'm sure you'd enjoy the other, because the main characters are true masterminds and both storylines take several twists. Although the plots are totally different both provide drama, thrills and excitement with similar elements.

deliric01

Both series focus on teenage boys with extraordinary intelect and a new found power that gives them the opportunity to accomplish their goals. But while Light loses sight of his goal to make the world a better place and becomes obsessed with his own godlike persona(similar to the way Adam and Eve were changed by the temptation of power ) , Lelouch keeps his promise to give the world a new start by sacrificing not only himself but his image as well(similar to Jesus .. but much braver) so you can say both series have Biblical themes . All in all if you liked Death Note i think you will love Code Geass (even if you hate mecha like me )  

BlueStainedRoses

They both resolve around a battle of wits, instead of a battle of pure strength. Also Lelouch and Light can be compared to eachother, so could L and Suzaku i guess, but not as much as light and lelouch. The animation style on these two are both really awesome.

Darkseid

They're both really over the top and have a similar energy to them. They also have some really great music and funny dramatic talks that really suck you in.

animelover571

The main characters of Code Geass and Death Note have intentions of eliminating people to take over the world. They are both highly intelligent, and they have some sort of power to eliminate people. If you watched one of these series, then you will really like the other.

XChibsX

When watching Death Note for the first time I constantly related it back to Code Geass. The main characters are both driven by the desire to create a new world.A world where there is peace. Although Lelouch keeps changing his reason for fighting his overall objective remains the same while Light will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Both characters are highly intelligent and possess a genius level intellect. They both face strategic and physiological obstacles. If you watch Death Note and Code Geass they will both give you seriously amazing plot lines and a epic story to match. Plus a few twists along the way. I recommend you watch both and get a taste of some suspense.

thegreatmajeni

Both of the Main Characters are actually the bad guy in the show, and everyone is trying to catch them.

SageRaziel

Both anime are similar in the fact that two school boys are discusted with the world, and they both obtain the power to change it. In the beginning they both have the same goal; to change the world for the better. As Lelouche stuck to his goal and ultimately helped the world, Ligh, the star if Death Note, ultimately hurts the world with his evil discions.

shreeveera

All Avid Death note fans will definitely like Code Geass.

Both feature a Chess like approach to the strategic battles in Code geass whereas life and death in death note.

If you like one definitey watch the other

Hethran

Both Death Note and Code Geass showcase protagonists of questionable morality who acquire supernatural abilities and use them to further their particular agenda. In addition, both of the protagonists are intelligent chessmasters who formulate ingenious plans to outmanever their foes, and both face antagonists of similar intelligence to their own. Lastly, both stories have innumerable surprising plot twists as the protagonists and antagonists try to outmaneuver each other.

bakaneko1990

Death Note and Code Geass show the life of a young man, who was given some kind of “power” (Lelouches Geass and Lights Notebook). They both start to use the power while the original owner has an eye on them. They attempt to bring justice and peace to the world.

Light and Lelouche share many characteristics. For example, both are pretty good at “manipulate” people into doing exactly what they want. Both are very good strategists. Both anime are kinda dark, but still realistic. They demonstrate how people can change by gaining a power that let them be/play “god” and judge others. While watching both, you’ll may wonder if you should actually like the MC or hate him.

scizorg45

If you've sympathised with either of the heroes at some point during your watching, chances are fairly high that you'll like the other anime. Both of them involving bad-ass antiheroes with supernatural abilities, intrigue and  world-changing storyline.

Checed

If you liked either Death Note or Code Geass, I highly recommend the other one to you. Both of the main characters are anti-hero's, and they both use their superior intellect and a cool power to persue their own means.

pypas

Both shows are about teenager who tries to be god of a new world. Both of them are students with high intelligent, so it's not hard for them to manipulate with other people. Kira and Lelouch are trying to create a world without badness, because they have their own purpose for doing that. Kira and Lelouch chose very cruel way of doing that.  Even though Code geass has more action, it's really similar to Death note.

Viciouslight

Both of these series are similar in how the main characters think and hide themselves. The shows are very mature and makes you constantly question who is right and who is wrong. Great shows both.

jason1993

They are both similar in many ways. The similarity between Lelouch and Light. The characters are trying to change their world using their sense of justice, but have to do it in secret. Light as Kira with the Death Note and Lelouch as Zero with the Geass. They are both students of high intelligent. 

adamantiumtoes

These two shows are similar in a sense that the man character wants to make the world a better place for the future. The main characters in both series are both very intelligent and are very entertaining to watch.

BoneFingers

They are both anti heroes series, the best of there kind, both are a must watch and seriusly, if you liked one it would be really wierd if you don't like the other, so give it a try.Well the differense is death note is more intense, more mind tricking then code geass, but code geass has more action and other elements included:)

pukahuntus

The main simalarity between Death Note and Code Geass lies in the protaganists. Both Lelouch (Code Geass) and Light (Death Note) are made into the villain in both animes, however a villain who many watchers may root to suceed. They are both fighting for what they believe to be a noble cause, and go through anyone in their way, be they friend or foe, in order to achieve their goal. Both are brilliant evil masterminds and whether you love or hate them, they are both undeniably entertaining to watch.

wolfangel87

Code Geass and Death Note are two peas in a pod!  The similarities are quite astounding with the main characters have a great power thrust upon them.  While each uses their high intelligence to use that power for their own causes the dark world of human nature comes into play

Itachi14

If you liked Death Note or Code Geass, you'd like other because Death Note = Code Geass. It's not copy of each other but it's very very simmilar. They has many things in common. The stories and characters of both animes are very simmilar. The difference is that Code Geass has more action.

As Yagami Light wants to destroy all the evil in the world, Lelouch wants the same. They both wants to make a new world and be the God of that world.

There's more things in common between these animes, but I won't write them because I don't want to spoil you.

NoCheerios

Both the first and second season of Code Geass display an anti-hero whose main objective is good. They both are (relatively) normal people who attain great power and use it in some harsh ways for the end result of good. Also, the main theme of both is really a battle of wits, so if you liked one, you'll like the other.

Ghongo

In both of the animes the main character possess a ability that makes them superior to other humans and they both use their abilities to change the world according to their own moral opinion.

Accuaracy

These are the greatest anti-hero and psychological animes ive ever seen!. These shows are so similar is basically them against the world. If you like strategic animes you have to watch code geass and death note!.

shinigamidono

Lelouch from Code Geass and Yagami Light from Death Note are similar characters. They both obtain a certain power and they both attempt to reshape the world with it to make it as they believe it should be.

Magemat

In each of these anime, we follow the disastrous story of a young "anti-hero" (Whom is a boy in both cases.) who acquire one day, for no apparent reason, a powerful ability. (Which by the way justify the respective name of the two anime.) Then, assisted by the ones who "unintentionally" gave them their powers (Ryuk in Death Note and C.C. in Code Geass.), they use their new gained ability in addition to their already "higher than average" intelligence and logical mind to defy the authority in order to change the world they live into something better. (At least, from their point of view.)

Sinrosu

It was clear to me somehow almost right away, after just a few epizodes... These two series have something very much in common. The main characters, Light and Lelouch are both young and bright boys with noble intentions which get somewhat twisted and complicated along the way... The background and story are different, however I couldn't help but feel these two anime being the most alike from what I've seen so far. I'm totally rooting for Lelouch

arkus

The world needs to be changed, and you know how to do that. The problem is you do not posses the power... for now. You know that world is rotten, yet you are unable to do anything about that... but on some day you received The Power. Now - people who made others suffer - should be prepared, you will judge them.

You will change the world to a better place. Even if you need to destroy it first

....that would be your plans if you were Light Yagami or Lelouch ;)

Yvienne

I recommend Death Note with Code Geass since both main characters have a lot in common, like how they got powers from someone or something.

shizumaru

these two awesome animes are not similar, but they have something in common: their main characters are antiheroes, very clever ones.

Lelouch and Raito have two sides, a good side and a bad side, and in the end, everyone figures out it.

If you love psychological anime with strong minded main characters you'll love both of these.

odie81

Sick and Twisted leads. These animes have lead charaters that will leave you shocked and disgusted. The mind games are abundant. Excellent engrossing stories.

fallenangel27

Both of these anime center around a anti-hero. The main character's have many similarities but with that said they have their differences which make these anime stick out from the crowd of crap.

darkreaper321

Well both are psychological and have really awesome plots though both are different, Both main characters are extremely intelligent keep you seated thinking about what they are gonna do next.

hamletsmage

Both Death Note and Code Geass contain a highly intelligent protagonist with the ability to change the world to his will. Both Light and Lelouch attempt to use their powers to "create a better world". They also obtain their powers from an outside, supernatural source.

Vague

While Code Geass is more action based than Death Note, both stories have an almost too similar story line with strategy geniuses for main characters. Lelouch and Light are very similar characters except one has a mecha to do his bidding while the other has a god of death. If you liked the mind bending storyline and very interesting characters of Code Geass than you'll definitely enjoy Death Note and visa versa.

Alroskil

Code Geass and Death Note have incredibly similar concepts: a rather privledged and disillusioned individual, who believes that there's something wrong with the world, obtains a supernatural power from a more neutral supernatural entity and using a pseudonym, goes about enacting his plan to change the world.

They both have a great deal of action (Although Code Geass' action is much more direct than Death Note's), a maniacal protagonist, and an incredibly colorful cast that manages to cover a good deal of character types.

It is incredibly likely that if you enjoyed Death Note, you'll enjoy Code Geass.

WrechedEgg

revolve around same idea in a way. but in my opinion deathnote is funner... but code geass has alitttle more action

Kazmazza

The leading characters of both shows are very alike. They both want to change the world to their ideals and they both have the power to do so. Can't recommend either of the enough! Watch them!

SaruSan

both are about the ends justify the means, power currupts, etc...

I just wanna say they are both pretty awesome.

Osiummaster

Code Geass and Death note are quite similar in the Intelligence level of the main character, though the difference is probably that Lelouch from Code Geass deals a lot with emotion, while Light is always sure of what to do. Also Death Note's happenings happen way faster than those of code geass.

Both animes are very alike, even though death note is better in my opinion, Code geass is definately worth watching

Halcyon

Even though the setting in the series is not similar, there's just something about the main characters in both Death Note and Code Geass that is strikingly similar: They're highly intelligent, cunning, and posession of great power, which they intend to use for their own purpose, be it good or evil. And most of all, they're sodarn likable!

Chances are, if you loved one of these, you're going to love the other.

AttackDefence

Light Yagami and Lelouch Lamperouge are kinda "separate at birth" characters. The difference - and it's not a little one - is that while Light fails to rescue himself, Lelouch in the end redeems himself. Twist-plot at their best in DN, a little bit confusing sometimes in CG. Psychologically speaking DN is superior to CG, but it lacks in action. If you are someone who likes god-like characters than both can please you very well...

Rfsancho

Both of these shows are extremele similar. The main characters are both just sadictically manipulative, and they both create some very intricate plans during their attempt of rising to power. They are very fun to watch and I am sure you would enjoy them both.

Silversong

Both Code Geass and Death Note both have similar leading characters in that they both manipulative and immoral methods of achieving their grand goals. They are similar also in that the leads create intricate and interesting plots which entertain viewers greatly.

7pop

Both of the main characters have that screwed up but intresting personality of thinking doing evil things to try to make another evil thinggo away  is ok in itself. They both think there the boss of the world they both of have tools of hell and they both have admierers. They both are undercover in a sense

ZeratuelX

Both Light and Lelouch share so many similarities it is unbelievable. Each is given a supernatural power (Light can kill any person if he knows their name and face by using a notebook; Lelouch can can mind control any person by direct eye contact) and each is highly intellectual. Both animes hold an extremely intense plot that makes full usage of every episode with no fillers. Both animes also have a high emphasis on morality and choice, especially as you watch both main characters be forced to make morally questionable decisions for the "greater good".

anosora

Between Lelouch and Death Note, you'll notice the similarity between their darkness, both are antiprotagonists. Evil main characters.

iOtaku13

In Code Geass and Death Note. Both of the Main Characters come across a power they can use to change the world. Light Yagami Finds the Death note which is a Book Of death, You write their name down they die. Lelouch finds a girl who has a power called Geass which is a power to Command someone and they have to do it. They Both use this power to change the world. They both have Characters vs eachother for what they believe in. Light vs L (or Kira vs L), and Lelouch vs Tsuzaku ( Zero vs Britania).  Im sure you WILL most Definetely Like code geass if you like Death note. Just because Code geass doesnt have that thriller, and it does have a bit of romance in it doesnt mean Its not good :) so please watch both. 

superboo

Both anime show a protagonist who gets some "super-power" and starts fighting "for a better world" with it. Both heroes are genius and use their mind to win with their opponents. If you liked one you should like other.

kayelyn08

from the laugh itself, lelouch and light share the same creepy laugh. The story and the intention of both the protagonist are also similar. One is to get rid of crimes in an extreme way/power, one is to get rid of Britannia by also using power. 

Psyche

Both animes involve a very intelligent man who obtains the power that can be used to change the world. They want to create a new world in which everyone will live peacefully, but others think the way they want to fulfill this is wrong and so a battle begins. Along the way you don't know what is good and evil anymore. The power consumes them and they slowly become mad. If you're into mindgames I can really recommend both of them. If you liked one of them, you'll definitely like the other as well.

Kirby115

Both anime deal with the main characters obtaining supernatural powers. Both of the main characters are masterminds in that not only are they changing the world for the better, they're manipulating the people around them so they don't learn about their powers.

Aylet

Raito And Lelouch are very simmilar. They have God complex, and they are anti-hero. They are trying to take over the world.

DeltaNova

Both main characters are highly intellectual strategists that keep you wondering what their next move will be against unbelievable odds

ultim8plyr

Both have a very similar style in handling situations though the main thing different between the two would be the situations they handle, if you liked death note's criminal mentality, you'll enjoy Lelouch's warfare mentality. Definitaly worth watching it regardless

G4tsu

Both Lelouch and Light (Death note's main character) are super smart and are given some little power. They impose their view of the world no matter what with brio, bringing that little power to the max, climbing to the top but anonymously, only under the trait of a character. The way, they outpass the government in place is jubilatory.

I you liked one or these character you have to watch the other anime.

FlashDemon

these two are in my top 5 anime are the best anime ive ever watched

death note is a psychological anime thats why i loved it, it has a good plot very good designed characters nice graphics

code geass is a psychological anime too it has good graphics good plot it has giant robots

lelouch and light are very smart characters and are my favourite characters

just is something i dont like about these animes THE ENDING very sad ending

P.S. IF YOU DONT WATCHED DEATH NOTE AND CODE GEASS YOU SHOULD WATCH IT

and for the baka that not like death note and code geass i have two words to say to them GO TO HELL

versailles

The protagonists of these series both possess a great deal of cunning and intelligence, which they leverage in an effort to reconstruct the world to fit their ideals.

littlebit2991

they are extremely similar...both feature a protagonist who wants to better the world and attain a "power" which they proceed to use towards said goal. They both can be quite depressing at times though...

Anakin2B

Both 'Death Note' and 'Code Geass' have a 'game of wits' feel to them. The main character of both have a big goal in mind and will do almost anything to achieve it, and they both use their wits to defeat their enemies.

HybridPanda

The similarities between the two main characters in terms of intellectual skill and a need to make the world stand as it should in their eyes brings forth a cunningly clever storyline.

HateSomebody

Well those two anime are about a boy that gains a power and tries to change the world and make it a better place they're both antihero and they're both cool xD

JessetheHill

The main characters are very similar in their dark ideals. It's truley beautiful story telling and even if you don't like mecha you'll enjoy this series. 

Frezz

The main characters in both series is a brilliant man. Through dark deeds they want to do good. Both are entertaining in the way things complicates for their ideas and how they always seem to dodge the bullets.

BoredHomeschooler

Both are remarkably similar,when you take time to examine them. I would defiantly recommend this to any Death Note fan.

AxeMusicMan

Both Kira and Lelouch think in a similar type of way when it comes to tactics. Both are freaking smart. So if you like one there are high chances you'll like the other.

boxdragon

The protagonists in these shows are masterminds, and their cunning plans will keep having you looking forward to see what they think up next!

Bren

Both of these animes are in my top 5 animes for similar reasons. If you were to put into a specific filter "anti-hero", these 2 animes along with the second season of code geass which is better than the first. Both have amazing storylines and you can decide who the protagonist is and who the antagonist is. Don't think Code Geass is just another Gundam cause you'll have another thing coming to you.

keene1342

Lelouch's character rivals that of Yagami Light. Very well plotted and garenteed to emotionally connect with the viewer. Serious god-complex and will not stop until the world is changed.

Grimler

If you liked Death Note or Code Geass, you'd like the other because both have an anti-hero that tries to make their world a better place with some kind of superpower. The plans these anti-hero's make are ingenious, unique and entertaining. Code Geass is more action packed, while Death Note focusses more on Mind-Games.

katonazoli

Both have the same metaplot: a "normal" guy try to become a kind of god to turn the world better with some kind of superpower and an unique way of thinking. However the story of Death Note is much deeprer, and there is a lot more action in Code Geass. I recommend to watch Code Geass first. Death Note is superior in story.

TecnoWings

They both have anti-hero's, complex plots, and strange powers! Even if they are different, they both make you think and have people trying to make the world they want.

Zarkstar

They are both trying to conquer the world with superpowers killing all the stupid people in complicated ways.

epicotaku

I believe you would like it because they both have the main character as someone who tries to do good for the world but ends up being the bad guy.

animeditation

if you watched death note and was amazed about the rational thinking and incredible planning ahead of light yagami, you will absolutly adore this anime. code geass had somewhat more action in it but the whole political mind game is great

Allismon

The themes are similar, both want to change the world and they have supernatural powers to do so. Moreover, the main character is "evil" so you get the same feeling you're rooting for the wrong person.

NicoNicoDesu

The anti-hero in each anime tries to rid the world of evil in order to be God of a new, perfect world. Both Light and Lelouch are given the power to do just this, and there are people trying to stop  Light and Lelouch from achieving their goal. However, this is where they differ. Lelouch is an anti-hero, but he cares for his friends and beloved sister up until the end. Light does in the beginning, but becomes truly insane and kills anyone, not just criminals.

Arbiter

Both of these are absolutely amazing and deserve your attention. I was blown away by the story, the depth of characters, and pretty much everything. Even though the setting is completely differnet, both Protagonists share the same traits. A must watch.

FlyingWaffle

Both Code Geass and Death Note share key compenents that make them extremely interesting. They are based more on the intellect battles between powers, instead of the actual physical power. They both have people who intend to change the entire world, with their smarts alone. They are both about geniouses who pull strings from the shadows to change everything, while having different endings, they both are trying to change the world for the better.

callan

They both employ Genius tactics that come to play only when you see no hope, and both share the supernatural trait of controlling ones actions, albeit to differen't extremes.

WhitePoppy

This is one of the best animes out there. Light and LeLouch are all the same. I wonder what would happen if they met each other? Anyways, Light and LeLouch both are secret killers who obtain a power that only select others have. They use it in a way to bring justice. But the story line is totally different, though the general concept is the same.

milky228

Both have a protagonist who's trying to change the world with a newly obtained power. The main characters each have to hide there identity as there are people close to them working against him.

mythrainbow

Both are very good thrillers, although Code geass is more balanced between the psychological, action, drama and comedy, while Death note focuses more on the psychological content. In fact I would reccommend watching Death note first, the pace and action that happens in Code may cause Death Note to seem a little slow in comparison. Both contain the dark/anti-hero protagonist. If you like stragetic-genius type protagonists bent on changing the world, and willing to do so by any method, then try these out.

Nidrax

The main character's morals are pretty similar and both gain an incredible type of power that leads them into control.

MFM

The main characters (Light and Lelouch) are extremely inteligent and plan every move so that in the end they can achieve their goal. They both have a good purpose for going through this psychological fight and have enemies which are trying to avoid their success. Both plots make you want to know what's gonna happen next as the mystery and suspense is very intense. These anime are like puzzles that make you want to put all the pieces together.If you liked one than you have to try the other. 

akammaru

both are out for blood, there are some major differences, but they both plan out every step and know exactely what to expect.

RoosaV

Main characters are really similar in both series. And in both anime main character is antihero. There is also same kind of atmosphere in both anime.

SamHi

Code geass and death note are both very psychological and the main protagonists (light and lelouch) are antiheroes, both protagonists are very cunning and intellectual and are able to plan every little detail out.

biggkenny

Lelouch is very similar to light. Both shows are a battle of wits with both main characters gaining a special power.

Elizaparker

Both the anime has the same kind of main charecter; suddenly gaining super power. and then going crazy. Thats the best way to put lelouch and Yagami. Both talented and crazy.

sridanu

Both involve a protaganist who can be Good or Bad depending on your view. Both have a deep, interesting story ilne with many many twists that will leave you at the edge of your seat

gethmanm

Both of these anime involve a charatcer who is second to no one in the strategy realm. In Death Note the main character uses a notebook to accomplish his agenda. In Code Geass the main character uses a rebel army to work towards his agenda. In the end both the main character's efforts result in something other than what they were expecting to happen. Death Note ends kind of awkwardly while code geass ends solidly.

Neko86

Para mi es mucho mejor que animes que han llegado alto,como Naruto o Bleach.

Si te gustó Tengen Toppa tienes que ver Code Geass,con un argumento y reparto de personajes muy parecido a Death Note.Se deja ver sola.

musicaddict18

Lelouch is Light with more style basicly. They both also share a secret power that very few people know about and are under suspision a lot. In R2 Lelouch and Light become even more similar bit I'm not going to spoil anything ;)

jdking79

Death Note was my favorite anime of all time, and still is. However after finishing Death Note I looked for something similiar to it and found Code Geass. I didn't have high expectations at first, but as soon as I watched the 1st episode I knew it was going to be amazing. And it was. I can say that if you like one you WILL like the other

MaraRuizu

If you are looking for a manipulative, undoubtely intelligent, morally ambigious main character who is using a supernatural ability try to change the world for the "better"... Well, in that case either one of these if a good option.

If you like one, there is no good reason to not watch the other.

renadesu3

These two animes are so similar it is ridiculous. Both the protagonists are given a power by a god-like figure and use it to change the world. Both main characters are very smart, and tackle the challenges they face in a very similar way. If you enjoy one, you'll definately enjoy the other, they're just too similar for you to not get what you find in one anime in the other.

Nievesrockzmysockoff

they are both similar having the same outline of a guy who  acquires power and uses it to reach his goal. The ending is a lot different though. But if you love one you will love the other.

Kai777

Death Note and Code Geass are both anime which involve alot of thinking, trap setting and its almost like a war of the minds.The Main Characters in both animes are very similar becuase of their desire to create a better world using ways which are not very pure. Both characters dont't seem to have disregard for human life. They were both amazing animes.

dexashman

Both great animes, with psycological themes that will pick at your brain. Both backed by supernatural elements, and powers to control, i find it hard to comprehend how and deathnote fan wouldn't like this anime (and vice-versa).

eece008

The characters have both the god complex and has almost the same speech. However, Code Geass is more a military battle whereas Death Note is more a battle of wit.

Zutsu

  • Hero vs world
  • Evil geniuses
  • Mystic powers
  • Psyhologic analysys opponents
  • Strategic planning
  • World domination conquest

Barrowight

Both are notable for their ruthless, intellectual protagonists. Death Note is darker, with a true anti-hero.

Eloades11

Both absolutely brilliant anime's. As soon as I finished watching Death Note I was searching for animes similar to it, and then I watched Code Geass. Both are ranked 1 and 2 in my favourite animes of all time.

RamkoX12X

Both series have a main character with a massive intellect in a battle to create a better world. Both have a supernatural aspect to them. And overall, are great pieces of art.

Anudevil13

Code geass and Death Note have many common features in them. Both series have Main charcaters who want to change the world but are powerless, but with help of some supernatural entities Ryuk in death note and C.C. in codegeass, they get power to change the world. Both main characters are violent with their methods with little regards about human life of badguys.

But road to change the world isnt that easy, they face countless foes, have some backstabbig and both have some tragedys

If u liked one series ull like other one aswell

DreamMonster

So many people have recommended these two already but I have no choice but to agree with them.  The main characters have similar views on how the world should be and they have powers to change it to their liking. The stories are a bit similar too, but not too much. Talking about the atmosphere ... Death Note is definitely darker than Code Geass, Code Geass has it's rare moments of humor and it's nothing unsuitable. At least not in my opinion.  I think these two are definitely worth the watch.

Sheelaflower

Both are about a young boy who is incredibly smart and bored with the word, until they become the chance to show their intelligence. Both can think up the most amazing plans and you need to be fit in your brain to follow either of them.

inuj22

It seems like there are few similarities between these two series, but both delve into the psychological aspects of obtaining a great power. Lelouch has his Geass, which allows him to control others, and Light has a Death Note, which allows him to kill anyone as he long he knows the name and face of the person. Code Geass goes more in depth with the political aspect. Both series have incredibly intelligent and attractive male leads. A major difference in Light and Lelouch is that Light is very athletic while Lelouch is not. Both series have an amazing plot that will have you on the edge of your chair. If you enjoyed one, I defintely reccomend watching the other!

flamacore

The main reason i like both shows is the main character.

If you like Stubbornly intelligent and intelligently stubborn, fighthing in his own way, highly narcissistic and selfish, thinking big, devilishly clever characters

there you go :) Both main characters are like this. Lelouch is maybe a bit more emotional compared to Light/Kira but nonetheless, they are hardcore :)

TFCjakey

Awesome stories of the climb to power, but in very different ways. Fantastic character development means you sometimes don't know how to feel about the main characters, and the plot makes you desperate to find out what happens next

Frizzell

The stories of both anime’s are created through the way the main characters in both want to change the world. These characters are also really similar too each other due being perceived as extremely intelligent through Lelouch Lamperouge being this master mind chess player, and Light Yagami scoring 100% on his exam. Both characters also have these supernatural companions that give them the power to change the world in Code Geass it was C.C. that gives Lelouch the power of geass, and Death Note it was Ryuk that gives Light the power of the Death Note. Both characters have obstacles that they must overcome to reach their final goal. In both shows these main characters really show just how smart they are when getting over the many obstacles that they face. So if you liked one of these characters and how they dealt with their problems, you will like the other.

gladiator49

If you enjoyed the character of Light Yagami and the way in which he out smarted his opponents with his intelligence then you will thoroughly enjoy Code Geass. Although the story of Code Geass is completely different the characters of Light and Lelouch are extremely similiar and I found myself enjoying both anime thoroughly. This reccomendation also goes if you enjoyed the character of Lelouch and are looking for an anime with a similiar character. In which case i would highly recommend Death Note.

Akiral

Death Note And Code Geass are both animes that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end, if you liked one you'll like the other. 

ikehabbitto

Both Lelouch and Light are almost the same character. they are both people with a god complex, a big ego,a high school student, manipulative, have a secret identity,is a teenager, has reason for killing people,is manipulative, and at the start of the anime has way too much time on their hands.

DSignas

In both of these series the main character gets a supernatural power which they start to use to mold the world to their liking. Plenty of devious plotting ensues and even a single mistake can be fatal. Everyone around the main characters is a mere chess piece to be used to reach goals.

Death Note and Code Geass will surely drive you to the edge of the seat. If you enjoyed one, you will love the other as well.

DivineJudgment

They are anime with very different plots and are in different genres yet seem so similar. Both features main characters with a very powerful ability, both want to create a perfect world and both are very intelligent. Both are amazing and i think you will love it.

TRTLPWR

Both Lelouch and Light are extremely cerebral characters. If you like one big chess game as a TV show, both will suffice. Some of the best characters written that i've seen

GhostMage1313

They were my kind of mind thrilling heart racing genres. Death Note is my favorite and Code Geass: R1 & R2 is my second favorite. They keep me thinking and I have seen Death Note enough times in the subbed that now I can watch it in Japanese without it. Makes it easier to learn the language. :P https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFa8V4Ljq9Kgv92wiATUZ1w

Aniad

I love both series and their main characters, since lelouch (Zero) and Light (Kira) are kinda simmelar. Both series involve a lot of thinking and action, and are about out smarting the enemy. I recommend both!

niravg1012

Death Note and Code Geass are very easily the two best animes I've ever seen. Light and Lelouch are similar characters, although Light's mind goes a bit sooner than Lelouch. They both are trying to change the world they live and and are the perfect anti-heroes. They gain a sort of super power that allows them to start  a rebellion or sorts. Death Note is a mystery, a game of cat and mouse in secret. Code Geass is much more out in the open but just as psychological. I highly recommend you watch both of them. 

NoAd

Both are one of my TOP anime. Lelouch and Light both are smart guys that use their minds in impressive way.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Area 11 is still under Britannian rule and the Elevens remain brutally oppressed; what’s more, their saviour, Zero, is nowhere to be found and all of Britannia believes the rebellion is finally over. Elsewhere, having lost the battle, Lelouch sets his sights upon winning the war – but the task is no easier since the Britannian forces have learned some valuable lessons all of their own. Not only have they discovered his identity and captured many of his Black Knights, but they now manipulate the memories of all of his friends. Worst of all, they have taken the most precious thing in his life – his dear sister, Nunnally. With his hatred for the Britannians stronger than ever before, Lelouch must now recuperate his forces and bring their rule of terror to an end.

my list:

not rated
I agree...
35 people agree
Migandas

Lelouch Lamperouge and Yagami Light share some characteristics. They both want too change the world at all cost. Not a single death is too much for them. Although there are no Mecha's in Death Note, and no Shinigami's in Code Geass, I am sure that if you liked the one, you will like the other, so jump into the lives of these Anti-Heroes, and see what they will do for their goals!

Aelphais

Both series revolve around the anti-hero trying to take over the world. Death Note is a darker themed version of the genre, and Code Geass has mech elements, but both series provide an interesting outlook on tyranny.

Don2000105

The Supernatural Aspects, and the slightly dark sides to both, Death Note, and Code Geass are very simalar.

I Personally LOVE Code geass, and death note is a close 2nd or 3rd place.

weardo05

the main charters in both death note and code gease both have the same dark view of humanity and desire to take over the world

Oehr

Both series have a intelligent calculating anti-hero as the protagonist, who tries to "save the world" while becoming completely crazy!

fullmetalstrawberry

Code Geass R2 is filled with twists at every turn. Code Geass R2 revolves around a brilliant boy utilizing a special ability to change the world. Both Light and Lelouch are malicious and will keep you entertained for hours. Watch season 1 of Code Geass first though...

Varnard

both have geniues characters, Raito, L, Lelouch or his brother... and in both you can't predict what will happen next

koukatsu

same general idea of a genius trying to change the world and make it better, a similar story with the same goals, but different roads to reach them, if you will.

Vrej

Both series are about an anti hero that gains a power that he uses for a good purpose that does not end well.

Both series seems to mysteriously make you root for the bad guy though...interesting.

AvionExile

Though there isn't as much action in Death Note as there is in Code Geass, honestly, I don't believe that is the point of either anime. They're more psycological. If you liked the psycological factor of one, its the same issue in the other one. Though both are pleasantly different, they have the same aura, and I don't know anyone who like one but not the other.

Mantis

Both of these anime series share something in common, and that is a protagonist with a desire to change the world. Such a powerful desire though can lead to many dangers and a dysfunctional personality, as you will find from observing Lelouch from Code Geass and Light from Death Note.

Interestingly, Lelouche and Light are very similar in how they share a very deceptive personality, and how throughout the two series it's often a battle of logic between the protagonist and his nemesis.

These two series have a lot in common, and I can guarantee that if you liked one you will like the other.

Jack14456

Death Note and Code Geass both follow a similar principle: High school student gets a strange power, in one case the Death Note and the other Geass, and try to change the world with it. Both weilders of the power have amazing thinking capabilities and are the most brilliant strategists of their world, knowing both themselves and everyone around them far too well because of their personal behavior.

tsurugiayame

Both anime focus on deathmatch between two masterminds. In both cases you will probably side with the evil one, even though it depends on point of view. Both baddies are just brilliant and you always wonder how the heck are they gonna solve this problem. Also both series focus on moral dilemma. Is it bad to kill criminal? Is it right to set free your country at all costs? How far are you able to go to fullfill your mission? Are you able and willing to sacrifice your own life for your dream? These are questions you will ask yourself after you saw both of these series.

And also... final scenes of both these anime are just going to catch you unprepared... you will not be able to tell whether the ending is good or not. 

If you want to watch and think a little and not just watch, then watch these anime.

Abusive

Both animes are about people who possess special power, and who want to use that power to achieve their goals, which is making the world a better place to live in.

eaper

Both of these series have a very strong physiological approach to them with very intricate plots and well thought out plans. Also, in both of them, the main character is given a new power and a chance to change the world they live in.

cotsiost

you would definitely like this one as well as it involves a main character who thinks steps ahead and it is really good

deaztr

Well, the main reason would be that both Light Yagami (Death Note) and Lelouch (Code Geass) wants to change the would to something better. Both of them obtains some kind of superpower that allows them to make a difference. So i would really recommend watching both. If you've seen one, then watch the other one.

Homewolf

Both series feature an Anti-Hero protagonist, with an almost unobtainable goal.  Until each acquire an incredibly powerful tool which allows them a chance to grasp their goal.  Zero/Lelouch gains the Geass, Kira/Light gains the Death Note.  If you like one, you will undoubtedly love the other.

yarow12

Both shows have their mental twists that make the viewer say, "I can't believe what he's become."

Galadriel

both Code Geass R2 and Death Note feature similar male lead characters, both Lelouch and Light are willing to change the world into a better place where everyone can live peacefuly and they are willing to do it by using any means necesary, even if that means sacrificing the persons they love or even themselves. If you liked one i am sure you will enjoy the other one as well.

pypas

Both shows are about teenager who tries to be god of a new world. Both of them are students with high intelligent, so it's not hard for them to manipulate with other people. Kira and Lelouch are trying to create a world without badness, because they have their own purpose for doing that. Kira and Lelouch chose very cruel way of doing that.  Even though Code geass has more action, it's really similar to Death note.

Itachi14

If you liked Death Note or Code Geass, you'd like other because Death Note = Code Geass. It's not copy of each other but it's very very simmilar. They has many things in common. The stories and characters of both animes are very simmilar. The difference is that Code Geass has more action.

As Yagami Light wants to destroy all the evil in the world, Lelouch wants the same. They both wants to make a new world and be the God of that world.

There's more things in common between these animes, but I won't write them because I don't want to spoil you.

NoCheerios

Both the first and second season of Code Geass display an anti-hero whose main objective is good. They both are (relatively) normal people who attain great power and use it in some harsh ways for the end result of good. Also, the main theme of both is really a battle of wits, so if you liked one, you'll like the other.

FatalGlory

Both shows main protaganist's will make just about any sacrafice to create there ideal world.Both Light & Lelouch are highly intelagent and always think a few moves ahead. also if you did not lile the ending of death note you will love code geass

VividAvidWatcher

Both Code Geass and Death Note are very similar, in the fact that they seem (at least to me) like psychological thrillers. You are always on the edge of your seat wanted to watch the next episode. Both Main characters are extremely intelligent and use their powers to "cleanse the world of criminals"

If you watch one and like it, i would definately recommend watching this. This sequel is very well put together.

Deer50

They both have a highly intellegent main character given a special gift/power that is used to change the world. Both main characters have a huge ambition.

Vanitas

Both series involve carfully planned and orchestrated moves that, when finally revealed, make both series fantastic shows to watch.

iiNaT

These are both really great anime series! They have a very similar feel in terms of intelligence and structure, although I prefer Code Geass over Death note, they certainly come close to each other in my books.

gpardini

even though the world in wich this animes develop are totally different, the main characters of both got the same magnetism becouse of their strategic and calculating way of being...if u like one or the other u should watch, unless u are against mechas or watching code geass just becouse of the mechas..

kayelyn08

from the laugh itself, lelouch and light share the same creepy laugh. The story and the intention of both the protagonist are also similar. One is to get rid of crimes in an extreme way/power, one is to get rid of Britannia by also using power. 

Zutsu

  • Hero vs world
  • Evil geniuses
  • Mystic powers
  • Psyhologic analysys opponents
  • Strategic planning
  • World domination conquest

frankstleBilly

Code Geass and Death Note have many similarities: obviously the fact that Lelouch (CG) and Light (DN) are very alike, and that both series follow the story of a teenager attempting to change the world using a form of supernatural power (Lelouch has the Geass, Light has the Death Note)

gamininja

Code Geass is great, though it does have a simular feel as Death Note I would deffinatly recommend Code Geass over Death Note.... All Hail Lelouch!

LordMace

The are both mental animes. Although Code Geass has a lot more action they both are mostly about the mental game.

InfamousFate101

They really are both mental games and brilliant shows! Although I did prefer Lelouch over Light because of reasons without spoiling, I didn't mind Light. Both are definitly worth a watch!

Monster

Monster

Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.

my list:

not rated
I agree...
35 people agree
Budweineken
Both have a dark atmosphere and good amount of drama, with psychological aspects.
Dante135

You would like Monster because both it and Death Note have dark atmospheres that deal with the the value of human life, and the consequences of taking it away. They also have great, well developed characters.

Preutz

If you enjoyed the dark, gritty tone of one, then you'll definitely like that of the other. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and the protagonists in Death Note and Monster are both brilliant persons with a deep-rooted sense of justice, which ironically leads them to make the wrong choices for the right reasons. Set in a realistic modern world, both storylines involve a cat-and-mouse chase between a tragic hero and a villain of terrfying intellect and charm. There is little humor in both anime series; instead, they explore the value of human lives in an unique angle and seek to challenge our traditional perceptions of clear-cut right and wrong.

SlinkyABC

While Monster and Death Note have very different and unrelated stories, one can't mistake the somber tone that sets the mood for each series. Each anime takes itself very seriously and explores different moral and social issues. Also, both series have similar (and very good) animation and production values.

If you find yourself attracted to the character designs and the deep moving stories that also function as a kind of social commentary in one series, I can almost guarantee you'll like the other. Please note that Monster is more slower-paced than Death Note is, but that's not to say that its pacing doesn't add to the overall value of the series.

kmull

Monster and Death Note are very much alike in general mood and theme, particularly since they both have a heavy psychological component. One difference is particularly striking -- in Monster, the antagonist kills people with seemingly no rhyme or reason while being chased by a slew of individuals caught in the path of madness, while in DN, the protagonist kills criminals to rid the world of evil and cleverly avoids detection. Monster has more character development and side plots, while DN gives you a quick but eventful trip through the story.

Lewis16

It's been said before here, but both Monster and Death Note deal brilliantly with the darker, more sinister aspects of human nature; and so if you enjoyed the dark side of one, you'd like the other too.

tasanime

If you ever wanted to know what would happen to the human psyche once man has the power to take away human life, then Death Note and Monster are about the best insight you'll ever get. Both provide an in-depth, highly intense view of murderers and their pursuers in a fast-paced, psychological twister of a chase of cat and mouse.

quippy

Death Note and Monster are two masterpieces of anime with a high psychological aspect and a lot of very well-developed characters.

Both examine the question of "what is right and wrong" and keep you thinking!

SatoshiJiro

Suspense and a twisting storyline to back it up are certainly a great combination; you'll see this in both Monster and Death Note.  

Just when you think you have things figured out, something new will be thrown into the open and you're left trying to solve the riddle, once again.

Both have something for the thriller fan inside of you. Whether you're into mystery or drama, you won't finish these titles unsatisfied.

Adam

Monster is a seinen anime and Death Note is a shonen anime, but both shows are thrillers that keep you asking for more. I picked up Death Note first, and as soon as I saw Monster, I recommended it for lovers of Death Note. If you liked one, you will like the other.

dholsonbake

Both Death Note and Monster have plots that leave you guessing until the very last episode. If you enjoyed the suspense of Death Note, you will most likely enjoy Dr. Tenma as he journeys to the unknown.

whatismyname

Both Death Note and Monster have a darker and more adult oriented theme to them. The story revolves around two intelligent and determined individuals who, in a sense, battle with each other to the end.

JayGee

If you like suspenseful series, then both series are for you. Each are fantastically engrossing, dark and mature dramas that blur the lines between what's right and what's wrong.

Nocturnalgloria

Monster and Death Note are unique in many ways. In both cases the issue of morality in its truest form, that is the frontier between good and evil, is explored via highly tense psychological thrillers. Monster is highly realistic and portrays a very believable world while Death Note has a supernatural element to it; in both the viewer is forced to think and make choices toward deciding who the real villains are and just what it is that makes one individual evil.

XTJ7

The similarities of the series are quite astounding, good and bad fighting each other in an intellectual way, thinking around 2 and more corners is a requirement for both. Although the perspective in Monster is the good chasing the bad, while in Death Note the bad is mostly shown being chased by the good, they are still pretty similar in their style. If you like trying to figure out what happens next and lots of turnarounds are welcome to you, both series are much more than just pretty enjoyable.

thecelestialkid

Monster shares the same sense of crime-solving who-woulda-done-it-omg-i-know-who-did-it-but-whats-gonna-happen-oh-no storyline as Death Note. Though Death Note has that kinky shinigami death book thing goin on Monster gives you more of a psychological slap in the face over and over. Their climaxes are impressive and unlike Death Note they're not as predictable. If you like Death Note Monster is worth your time to attempt to comprehend.

suiru

Both "Death Note" and "Monster" are what can be summed up as a "thinking man's" anime. People who can appreciate a well thought out storyline and compelling characters will enjoy both, and find them compulsively watchable.

shazbob

Monster and Death Note explore and raise moral questions, the first questioning whether it is right to become a murderer in order to kill a murderer, whereas the latter explores if it is right to become a murderer to kill criminals.

Both are psychological thrillers that leave you at the edge of your seat and pleading for the following episodes.

UltimateShinobi

Both anime are about stopping a monster. While Death Note shows the life of the monster, Monster shows the life of the creatorof the moster.

Szwagier

Both are good criminal series, portraying very well developed evil main antagonist, whose main power is manipulation.

Of course there are differences - Monster is more realistic, and the mastermind stays mostly in the shadows (which is opposite to Death Note where main character is the main antagonist as well) . But even with all the realism the aura of mystery (which surrounds Kira in Death Note) is still pretty strong, and very often through the series watcher will question himself - does the paranormal occur here?

fullmetalstrawberry

Brilliant. Psychological Thriller. A villain that is so twisted and brilliant he will leave you begging for more.

Both Monster and Death Note hold these qualities - whether it is Johan causing an entire town to implode on itself, or Light bending the world to his will you will find yourself unable to take your eyes off the screen. If you liked Monster you will love Death Note. If you liked Death Note you will love Monster.

This show's got what you need!

cerberus38

Monster and Death Note deal with similar themes, such as the value of a human life, cat and mouse games between antagonists, etc. Whilst Death Note aims to be cooler and Monster has far superior characterisation, both series have extremely engaging storylines. I'm sure if you like the psychological thriller genre you should check out these series.

Linkums

After I watched Death Note, I thought that I'd never again see an anime that so thoroughly satisfied my hunger for intelligent mystery and drama. I was wrong. Monster is brilliant, dark, intelligent, and suspenseful. Don't be daunted by its length; it's excellent.

dopestarrr

detective, thriller, dark atmosphere, psychology, morality and incredibly interesting story... both anime contain all these aspects! 

badazz5001

Bouth are very intense series that ask a lot of questions about morallity and jusTICE. they are also bouth done by madhouse and have simmiler animation.

deaztr

Both gave me the same feeling after every episode. There's also some investigation in both animes. So if you liked Monster, you'll also like Death Note and vice versa.

rowie1311

They both consist of clever characters and twist and turns all over the place...

Both have strong themes of Justice and death alongside choosing what to do that is right

LilMayar

They have very similar psychological themes and have a very nervewrecking story. The thought process involved in both animes leaves users perplexed until the very end.

Kaorichaos

The police vs. a lone figure that is almost fabled and has no valid proof of exhistance. Suspense, Dark tones, and a deadly game of cat and mouse.  You can be sure to find all of these in both animes.

Richard0

I think Monster is underrated as opposed to Death note which is overrated but both are great series to watch. The key elements that correlate in Death note and Monster is that they both involve a psychological element in the story, also the characters themselves are very intelligent. The thing about both is that you have two antagonists who are pretty much unbeatable due to their high intellect.

But that is where the similarity ends; while both are relatively dark animes, monster is much darker and has little to no comic relief moments unlike Death note which shows a comic side to many of their characters (misa misa and L notably).

What I can say for sure is that if you liked the battle of wits of one anime you'll be equally blown away by another, both thrilling and filled with suspense; Yagami Light and Johan Liebert are both among some of the best villains you'll ever see as well.

ReviewGirlXIII

Both have a  "dark" atmosphere, and question reality as we believe it to be. In Monster, we see that the hospital is run by politics, and Dr. Tenma gets punished and ends up on the run because be went against orders. In Death Note, Light sees the corruption of the justice system he was raised to believe in - he sees the faults and tries to "correct" them...

epicadventure389

DeathNote just like monster is full of twist and turns, that leave you wanting more.

if you stopped after every few episodes to try and figure out what was going to happen, you will love deathnote.

both very macbre, however deathnote has comic releif and a much faster pace.

Monster is more about humanity as a whole and deathnote looks more closely at individuals.

both are excelent thrillers that leave you wanting more.

VictorMitro

Both involve psycholoical drama and make the viewer question what is good and what is evil. There are not many action scenes in either anime, but the writers manage to keep a thrilling atmosphere without them.

hamletsmage

Both of these anime have very dark atmospheres surrounding young men that want to change the world. Each is a combination of suspense, drama, and psychological tension. With intertwining storylines, police chases, and interesting characters, these anime were made for each other. 

blitzmut

both deal with murders in the real world and are geared towards a very mature audience. there are several "higher themes" involved than just the superficial plot.

Jigoku Shoujo

Jigoku Shoujo

Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…

my list:

not rated
I agree...
29 people agree
RaineDelmont

Hell Girl, like Death Note, has the same concept, more or less. Yagami Light is able to kill using the Death Note by writing a name into the book, while in Jigoku Shoujo, Hell Girl has a website in which a person can enter a name and send that person to hell.

Himitsu

Jigoku Shoujo and Death Note both deal with the overall theme of death, and take it quite lightly. Both anime deal with the decisions and values of humanity. The colours and tones are quite dark, and each story is certainly one to keep you at the edge of your seat. The characters in Death Note are much more "cool" and the execution is much more fast and intense. Loved the aesthetic areas of Jigoku Shoujo (art, character designs, music).

freakzilla

Jigoku Shoujo and Death Note have a similar concept: judging those that are not pure of heart. This is of course a dark and serious theme which raises the main question, "what gives someone the right to judge others?"

Death Note has a far more advanced story (which is why not everyone will also like Jigoku Shoujo), but the atmosphere is definitely comparable.

faerieponey

Are you a fan of life after death stories? Or, are you just interested in how people can be manipulated? If so, then you should really consider watching both Death Note and Jigoku Shoujo.

azntenniskid

Death Note and Jigoku Shoujo are both very dark anime. They are also both very good; they will make you think! Death Note is really a mind game and Jigoku Shoujo is more about about doing the right thing (or else you'll go to hell =P) , but they are both dark and really make you think. If you liked one, then you will like the other.

frozenbum

Death Note and Hell Girl are really based on the same premise. In Hell Girl, you can exact revenge by writing a person's name on a website, while in Death Note, the main character kills people by writing their names into a notebook. If you're into psychological thrillers with grim settings, both of these anime are worth checking out.

vernanonix

Hell Girl and Death Note are both very similar in the way people die. Should someone type a name on a website in Hell Girl, they are condemned to Hell. Should one's name be written in the Death Note, they die. Both anime are rather dark but are intense and thought-provoking.

Axoloth

Both series have a sort of dark feel about them, and neither have any face faults (sweat drops and the like). Although Jigoku Shoujo doesn't have a mad mastermind that kills bad guys, it has a cute girl that sends people to hell. So, I'm sure that if you liked the psychological Death Note, you'll probably like the mysterious Jigoku Shoujo as well. And the other way around too, of course.

karcik

Both animes are based on the same question -is it OK to kill evil people? - and they both show the consequences of the answer

hekate

Both series are about an human that has the ability to punish individuals who make themselves guilty of evil deeds. They do it with diferent methods though and if you liked one you would enjoy finding out in just what case the other is different yet so alike.

crawller

They have very alike content about wheter some people deserve to live or die. Both gives some info about the life after this. Both say Hell and Heaven exist and when using the power to kill someone in both anime you can't go to Heaven when you die. Death Note is far more intense and cool but Jikogu shoujo contains some excitement also. (A bit like a thriller)

nyuufan

Both series are about doing what you think is right, but is not always right to other people. They deal with what you think is a sense of right and wrong. If you like one you'll like the other.

Vinosec

They both are about justice in my sense. Justice that gets out of hand. They think they are doing the right thing, but in turn they are not. They both have a unique feel to them. If you liked one, well then the other is a must see.

CarLoSG

in both series you can look how many persons believe that they can hold on the justice in their hand with the revenge,but this is only a way for their self destruction, and errors that they can't repair.

doomsday

Both series follow similar plot styles. Hell girl has people killed when their name is entered on a website, while Death Note has people killed when their name is written in a book. They also feature similar consequences for comitting these deeds. In Hell Girl, when you die, your soul belongs to hell. In Death Note, when you die, you never experience the joys of heaven or the torments of hell.

arc666

Althaugh this anime starts out diffrent to death note they are in essence very similar they are both about someone that for some reason kill people who may have wronged someone else in someway and while the main character in death note gains his death note from a shinigami giving him access to the ability to kill people by mearly writing there name in the death note the main character in Jikoku shougo has some attributes that are normally found in shinigami such as red eyes and the ability to kill people without the use of weapons and very early in to both animes another character is introduced who is a detective and try to learn why so many people are being killed.

uDisConnect

Both Death Note and Hell Girl are both based on the theme death. Type a name in the Hell Girl website and the person's name you typied will die, write a name in Death Note and the preson will die. Use the Hell Girl website means selling you soul to the devil, writing a name in the Death Note and when u die you won't go to Hevan or Hell.

cassiesheepgirl

Both Jigoku Shoujo and Death Note deal with a sense of justice that is dished out by the central protagonist. Both also tend give the viewer food for thought about whether those sentenced to death truly deserve their fate and is the price that's paid for dealing out this judgement worth it? If you like anime that is not only entertaining but also thought-provoking then both of these are for you.

reccaphoenix

They share the concept of revenge and giving humans the power over life and death via a supernatural device.

HawaiianLoveGirl22

There are some major similarities between the two animes. They are both about how each one takes lives because of a human's sins. But throughout both of the series, there is one person that wants to put a stop to the killing because they think it is wrong and unjust.

Not only that, the creativity of the plot and the characters, their emotions and actions, are planned out well and seem to grow on you with time. Both series tend to keep you on edge and wanting to watch more. If you like one, then you'll most likely like the other! 

HollowNobody

If you enjoyed Death Note or Jigoku Shoujo then you would like the other because both shows deal with ideas of justice and revenge. They both center around the concept of if it is right or wrong to allow one person to determine the fate of another.

chii

Both anime are about taking the lives of people that have done wrong the main difference is that in death note only one character has the power to choose who dies. Death Note has an actual plot where Jigoku Shoujo is almost all episodic episodes with very little main plot. If you like the idea of getting revenge/justice at the cost of someones life check one out if you liked the other.

NerdyNorsman

Hell Girl and Death Note are based on almost exactly the same premises. In both series a regular person gets the oppurtunity to judge those he find to be evil, and end their lifes with the aid of supernatural powers. In Death Note it is thorugh a notebook and the aid of a death god or shinigami, in Hell Girl, it's through a website and with the aid of Hell Girl. Both series focuses on the moral and spiritual costs of revenge, and in both the series the person who accsept the bargin can look forward to a rather unplesant afterlife. The main differences between the series is that Death Note has a very fast paced storyline and works more like a modern TV thriller, and is a real mindgame. It's animation and overall style is slick and direct. Hell Girl has a more arty, surreal touch to it, and a more horror-like style. It's narrative is low pased and many episodes stands alone. You don't nessesarily have to follow the series from start to finnish like Death Note. If you like dark theemes both series should be up your ally.

Raspberries

<html xmlns="">

Both anime deal with the morality of revenge, and revenge as a tool for justice. In Death Note, the "killer" is, in his own strange way, trying to do a positive thing for the world, while in Jigoku Shoujo, the "killer" is being contracted by those who think the killings are a positive thing. Fans of one may find enjoyment in the other.

FatalGlory

Both shows deal with the concepts of morality and death, whether it is Light killing with the Death Note or someone killing with Hell's correspondence. However Death Notes story is more complex than Hell Girl because hell girl is epasodic.

SinisterNight

For those fond of Death Note I think they will find Hell Girl a good option and vice versa. This is mostly because both series force the viewer to question themselves while watching this series. They both present issues that make you evaluate your own morals and wonder 'what would I do in this situation'. To put it simply they are both in some way a more 'intellectual' series that encourage you to think about what is happening. Both Hell Girl and Death Note share a common bond in art as well. As far as color schemes go Hell Girl and Death Note are very similar. Their use of colors and shadows to emphasis certain scenes and emotions are nearly spot on. Additionally when darker scenes come about you will usually find a dramatic increase in detailing in both series. In the end I think that in general most that enjoyed either of these series would find the other interesting and worth viewing.

anosora

Death Note is fast-paced and Jigoku Shoujo is slow. But that shouldn't hold you off, both are dark and have a very unique killing style. Notebook/Website.

Don't be skeptic, try something new!

NeiniAurora3500

Both shows revolve around the theme of death. With Light from Death Note using a notebook that can kill people in the name of justice. Being similar with Enma Ai from Jigoku Shoujo taking requests from her clients submitted on her website to take revenge on someone who has hurt the client. 

Chances are if you loved one and enjoy the theme presented in that one. Then you'll love the other as well

hamletsmage

Both of these anime have a similar theme. What if a human had the power to pass judgment on anyone they pleased? Both of these anime have some supernatural elements and a lot of suspence. Death Note is the more complex of the two, but both include some psychological and emotional drama.

Eden of the East

Eden of the East

In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?

my list:

not rated
I agree...
18 people agree
Bziuuumm

In both of that series the main idea is to `repair the world`. Both have lots of mystery but in Eden of the East last episode didn't answer to all questions.   And also Akira is similar in appearance to L.

BRID

Both Death Note and Eden have a similar plot point in it, that out of no where the main character is given something that he is able to change the the world/country with.although this plot point changes in both animes.alot about these animes are different and similar in many ways. if u have seen either anime you would know that the main character finds out there are other people in the world/country, in the same situation as he is in (with a book or cellphone)this is another similarity.although this is slightly off a gut feeling i know u will like these animes. :) 

Burabura

Do you like the game? Do you want to lose the game? Death Note and Eden of the East both have a male protagonist struggling to come to grips with the rules and regulations of a rigid cage. Fast-paced, exciting, and suspenseful is how I'd describe both series. I say: watch the mice play mouse trap. See who ends out on top.

eaper

Both of these animes are well thought out with plots that can keep you guessing. Both of these series have the protagonist given a new power in which they can change the world with.

badazz5001

Bouth series have a lot to do with pshychollogy and morallitey. BOuth have to do with changing the world by using contovershil means and bouth have simmiler animation and thems of memorey and discovering god like powers.

Omurqi

Eden of the East and Death Note are two suspenseful shows in which mind games between characters play a big part in the story. In both shows, a young man is given a tremendous power, with which he has the ability to change the world to how he sees fit. Along the way, he meets opponents he has to slyly outsmart in order to continue his plan. While Eden of the East has more mystery to it, and Death Note better suspense, I feel that if you liked one of these series, the other will definitely appeal to you!

sothis

If you liked watching the thrill ride of Light's quest to inflict justice on the world, you'll likely enjoy the far superior Eden of the East. In it, people also struggle with how to use their newfound power, with plenty of mystery and suspense. Plus, fantastic animation and a great soundtrack.

HollowNobody

Eden of the East and Death Note are both stories of an average guy gaining the power to change his world. In both shows the power bestowed is used by the protagonist to obtain a lofty status.These shows are also similar in that they are fast-paced, thought-provoking, and full of mysterious circumstances.

MageOnx

What if you possesed an item that could help you change the course in which your country is going? What if you could posses an item allpowerful, that could change the world the way you wanted it? What if you possesed an item that would help you become the ultimate saviour and ruler of your new, improved nation? Above all, if you possesed an item like that, would you be able to really save the world? Here's what two ordinary high school students Takizawa Akira (Eden of the East) and Yagami Raito (Death Note) did. One of them hero, one of them anti-hero, one of them successful and one of them not. Every for himself, one of them using others when in need of assistace and one of them gaining help from friends. These two fight for the same thing in the same way, and yet in a very different way and for a very diferent goal. one of them volounterily, and one of them forced. Epic and tragic tales of two young men fighting modern-day Japan society and law, and two very different turn-outs of the same race for creating a Utopia for the ordinary people. If you have watched one and are wondering how things would've turned out with an opposite ending, check out the other one.

thegreatmajeni

Seem to both be a mystery, and both holds lots of Suspense in them. Though I prefer Death Note, they are both pretty decent series.

VivisQueen

High stakes cat and mouse games done in a very sophisticated style - that is the spirit that Death Note and Eden of the East share. Death Note is gothic and plays with moral grey areas while Eden of the East is attempts the slick, high concept Hollywood format. But both turn out to be addictive, edge-of-your-seat shows that work to their strengths with immense energy. Enjoy.

RedCrossRobbery

I feel that although Death Note and Eden of the East differ greatly in terms of anime, they both have a core element of young men who essentially have items that can grant them whatever they wish.

hamletsmage

Both of these anime evolve around the idea of bringing change to the world. Eden does it with cell phones, while Death Note does it with a little black book. The main character is a young man who uses that power to try and bring his vision of change to a world he considers corrupt. He is aided by a girl, that despite barely knowing him, is completely devoted to him.

anosora

Yes they both are changing the world. One forced (Eden) one chose (Death Note). Eden of the East has the romantic side, that Death Note (no offense) brutally murders.

wenchtrix

Great mystery plot lines and well written characters. You have to watch the EotE movies as well as the series to get the full experience though. Well worth it!

hum4ntank

Both main characters are given the ability to drastically change the world for better or worse and both main characters attempt to cleanse the world from what they see as evil.

lyreth

they're both modern animes that are animated very well. they involve a main character that has some power over others but the power has strict rules and limits. they have a similar feel but Death note is much darker. eden is more bright.

hexicdragon

Both of these anime series are undoubtedly similar, some would even go as far as saying Eden of the East is a ripoff of Death Note. The stories in them are both completly diffrent, but if you watch them both you will definetly notice many similarities. Above all though, i would definetly reccomend watching them both, In the end i truely thought it was worth it.

watch it online now!